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Public Meeting Held Concerning $580 Million South Abaco Development

Residents of Abaco were given their first official information concerning a major development being considered for South Abaco as the developer held a public meeting in Sandy Point on April 9 to share details and answer questions. The project was initially revealed by Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar during a …

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Tourism Numbers Continue to Grow

Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, revealed that forward booking indicators for The Bahamas for April – which contains the Easter weekend – were up 15.6 percent year-over-year due to the timing of when the holiday fell. Mr. D’Aguilar said that major Family Island destinations, including Abaco, were also …

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Chamber Board Meets with Bahamas Gaming Operators Association

The Board of the Directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce met recently with Mr. Gershan Major, CEO of the Bahamas Gaming Operators Association, an industry group comprising the leading gaming operators in The Bahamas.  Mr. Major was in Abaco to discuss with the Chamber some of the programs and …

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Strong Growth for Abaco’s AirBnB Rental Market Highlights Tourism Surge

Abaco continues to show positive numbers as The Bahamas maintains its strong tourism performance through January 2019 with total air departures from Nassau and Airbnb bookings both up by “double digits” year-over-year. The Central Bank of The Bahamas, unveiling its economic developments report for that month, revealed data from AirDNA, …

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Chamber, Education and Partners Spearhead Career and Technical Education Month

Under the theme, “Building Bridges, Closing Gaps… One Student at a Time,” the Department of Education’s Abaco District, in partnership with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Starfish Construction, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort and Baker’s Bay Golf Resort, staged a set of activities to commemorate Career and Technical …

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Abaco Agricultural Co-Op Cooperates to Construct Coop with High School

Augustine Williams, President of the Abaco Agricultural Co-op, said that the co-op is in the process of starting a program to help Patrick J Bethel High School with its agricultural curriculum. The present agriculture teacher at PJB, Sweavon Smith, would like to add a chicken coop to his present endeavor …

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Local Government Reacts to Concerns as Ferry Saga Continues

While concerns continue to mount in Marsh Harbour over the operation of Bahamas Fast Ferries (BFF) from the Public Dock and the return traffic congestion into the township, the company has stopped working on their proposed parking lot. Roscoe Thompson, head of the Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee, and a …

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Raises $4,200 for Rotary Club of Abaco

The Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Abaco team spent a portion of their office holiday celebrations on Dec. 7 ringing the bell to raise money the Rotary Club of Abaco. “This holiday season was such a special time for our company,” said Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International …

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Tourism Minister Holds Town Hall Meeting in Marsh Harbour

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar held a town meeting at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour speaking about the future management of the airport and other topics related to his portfolio. Mr. D’Aguilar opened with the report that tourism is doing “exceptionally well; tourism is doing exceptionally well …

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Marinas and Maritime Industry See Substantial Uptick

While addressing Abaconians at a town meeting in Marsh Harbour, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar noted that while overall tourism numbers were up, marina operators were seeing an exceptional rise in business. Noting the damage to the Eastern Caribbean caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Mr. D’Aguilar said …

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